Weekly public access show designed to get kids cooking

October 21, 2003

Cooking with Egg, a cooking show for youths created by Oakland Mills High School graduate Erik Scott Berlin, is broadcast on Howard County public access Channel 73 at noon, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Fridays.

Berlin, who has a degree in hotel and restaurant management from the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, works as a substitute teacher for the Howard County public school system.

"Basically I'm practicing my public speaking for when my show gets taken big," said Berlin, who teaches elementary, middle and high school students. "It's an honest day's work. The kids really enjoy me."

Berlin, 23, lives with his parents in Hickory Ridge. He hopes to have the show picked up by national cable television - "MTV, Food Network, the whole shebang," he said.

"All my friends call me `Egg.' That's why my show is called Cooking with Egg. So when friends say, `Hey, what's your show called?' I say, `Duh, Cooking with Egg.' And they get a huge kick out of that," he said.

Information: www.cooking withegg.com.

- Fay Lande

Center provides resources for area Hispanic residents

Ayuda Centro, a resource center for Howard County residents, is open from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Dasher Green-Owen Brown School, 6700 Cradlerock Way.

Dr. Fabian Forero, executive director of the Alizanza de la Comunidad, will be available in the school's health room to help Hispanic residents find medical, housing, food bank, clothing and other resources.

Information: 443-527-1900.

Long Reach Village Center to hold Halloween party

The Long Reach Community Association will hold a Halloween party for children from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Long Reach Village Center.

A costume contest sponsored by the Howard County Police HotSpot officer will be judged at 1:30 p.m. The winner will be announced at 2:45 p.m., after a performance by Mike Rose the Magician. Pumpkin decorating and trick-or-treating with village merchants are also planned.

Information: 410-730-8113.

Military

Promoted: Senior Airman Keewaju K. Morris, daughter of Donna L. Ross of Oakland Mills, has been promoted to the rank of staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. The 1999 Oakland Mills High School graduate is a supply systems analyst assigned to the 48th Logistics Readiness Squadron, RAF Lakenheath, England.

Births

Cheyenne Rain Durand: To Charles Durand of Owen Brown and Jillnell Williams of Baltimore on Sept. 11.

Sarah Michele: To Steve and Lisa Flanagan, who live near Kings Contrivance, on Sept. 23.

Around Town

Cleanup: Kings Contrivance Community Association will hold an open-space cleanup Saturday. Residents can register at Amherst House, 7251 Eden Brook Drive, at 10 a.m. Doughnuts, coffee, plastic bags, gloves and supplies will be provided. Anne Dodd, 410-381-9600, or Rachel Ticar, 410-997-9285.

Children's theater: The 26th season of Lively Arts for Little Ones at The Other Barn in Oakland Mills Village Center is scheduled to present Hawaiian Rhythms, dance, music and Hawaiian culture, Nov. 14; Interact Story Theatre, Dec. 5; Kathleen Jacobs & Puppets, Jan. 9; storyteller Arianna Ross, Feb. 6; Kinderman, March 12; and Pam the Kindersinger, April 2. The performances for ages 2 1/2 to 5 will be held at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets are $4.25; $25 for a subscription. Group rates are available. 410-730-4610 or 301-596- 5237.

PTA requests: Thunder Hill Elementary School PTA is looking for neighbors to join its group to help provide better, safer schools and more educational resources for children. It also seeks corporate sponsors, grants and after-school programs. Linda Lagala-Spano, 410-997-0682.

Martial arts: Oakland Mills Community Association will offer Hale Martial Arts Academy classes at The Other Barn in Oakland Mills Village Center on Mondays and Wednesdays. Classes - which incorporate the martial arts systems of karate, tae kwon do and jujitsu - are for children, teen-agers and adults. Tuition is $35 a month. 410-730-4610.

Karate: Long Reach Community Association is offering karate classes for children ages 6 and older and for adults. Classes for those ages 6 to 9 will meet from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturdays. For those ages 10 and older, classes will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Classes for adults meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays. The cost for an eight-week session is $78 for one class a week and $126 for two classes a week. A 5 percent discount is offered to residents of Columbia. 410-730- 8113.

Bridge, mah-jongg: The 50+ Center in east Columbia is offering bridge lessons for beginners from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and from 10 a.m. to noon Mondays. Daytime and evening mah-jongg classes are also available. 410-290-5430.

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